Regional Briefs – June 20, 2018

Cop Arrested for Lying About Salary to Avoid Child Support

BROOKLYN – An NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday for lying about working a night shift to avoid paying more in child support, The Associated Press reported. Michael Martinez, 40, was released without bail after his arraignment for defrauding his child out of $15,000. He is currently on modified duty.

NY Gets $205 Million With Deutsche Bank Fine

NEW YORK – New York slapped a $205 million fine on Deutsche Bank following allegations that traders manipulated the foreign exchange market for years, The Associated Press reported. Deutsche is the latest Wall Street firm to face penalties for manipulating the $5.3 trillion currency market.

Rutgers Will Manage Medical Examiner Duties for Bergen

NEWARK – Rutgers University will now be managing the medical examiner duties for Bergen County under a five-year contract, reported. It will provide at least two board-certified pathologists, one of which will be the chief medical examiner. The partnership is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

Teenage Firefighter Charged With Arson

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. – An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter was charged Tuesday for setting a barn fire early Monday that brought firefighters from miles around, the Post-Star reported. No one was hurt but the barn was destroyed.

Dump Truck Driver Loses Control, Rolls Through Home

HAWTHRONE, N.J. – A dump truck driver is lucky to be alive after he lost control of the vehicle while loading gravel Monday and rolled backward through a home, The Record reported. If the house hadn’t been there, the dump truck would have gone over a steep drop-off. The house was severely damaged.